ANC to launch Manifesto
The African National Congress(ANC) has announced that on 27 September 2021, they will launch their ‘Manifesto’ for the upcoming local government elections in the City Tshwane based in Gauteng province.
The ANC head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, briefed the media on Thursday afternoon that in their coming ‘Manifesto’ they intend to limit the number of people.
“In compliance with Covid-19 protocols and regulations, the ANC Manifesto Launch will be held in Tshwane with only 500 people in attendance. The Manifesto will be followed by the rollout of the localized manifesto launches in the Metros and the rest of the local municipalities,” Mbalula said.
As the ANC head of elections, we gave an update on the party’s state of readiness for the local government elections.
— |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) September 16, 2021
Mbalula also confirmed that the slogan of the ANC campaign will be unveiled on 27 September 2021. The Ward-councillors would then follow to launch their manifestos that align to the main manifesto of the ANC.
At the beginning of September, the Tshwane ANC regional spokesperson, Peter Ngobeni, said he received complaints of some ANC members who accused the region of manipulating the candidate list of six wards, wherein names were submitted to the IEC without a community vote.
Fikile Mbalula has responded stating that the ANC Electoral Committee, which is chaired by Kgalema Motlanthe, is currently investigating the matter.
“In the Spirit of renewal within the ANC, the Electoral Committee has directed that all disputes in accordance with the rules must be attended to. In some instances, there are serious allegations of transgression including the manipulation of candidates’ lists. All these matters are being investigated by the relevant ANC structures so that disciplinary and legal action could be taken against the transgressors,” Mbalula said.